Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
In a rapidly-changing world, the Wayne State University School of Medicine is well prepared to educate learners and leaders, with more than 1,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) and full-time affiliate (FTA) and 2,000 voluntary faculty.
Our FTE and FTA faculty are nationally-recognized researchers and clinicians who provide a rich and diverse learning environment for medical students, residents, fellows and graduate students. FTE faculty are salaried personnel, employed by the WSU School of Medicine. FTA faculty assist in the mission of educating medical students and supporting the university’s missions of teaching, scholarship and service and are employed by a WSU affiliate who also contribute to Wayne State University’s academic missions.
FTE and FTA faculty are appointed at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor. Voluntary faculty members are dedicated to the teaching mission of the School of Medicine, educating WSU medical students, trainees and graduate students. Voluntary faculty members who provide patient care are appointed as clinical instructor, clinical assistant, clinical associate, or clinical professor. All others are appointed as adjunct faculty. FTA and voluntary faculty appointments provide an opportunity for the university to utilize professional talent from the local community.